Cousins’ great performance was not enough in Philadelphia
The Sacramento lost a close one in Philadelphia, 122-119, behind DeMarcus Cousins’ 46 points and 15 rebounds. With a performance like this, it would only make sense to make him the Reno Dodge Power Performer.
The top matchup NBA fans were interested in seeing was Cousins versus rookie Joel Embiid. However, Embiid was out with a left knee contusion.
Cousins started the game like he was supposed to. He scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds in the first quarter.
As of late, Cousins has really had hot starts over this long road trip. During the stretch, he is averaging 30 points and 14 rebounds. He is also shooting 48 percent from the field during the road stretch, which is why he was named Western Conference Player of the Week.
Apart from his scoring, Cousins, who isn’t known for being a great shot blocker, has been contributing in that aspect as well. He’s averaging a block and also a steal over the past five games.
During the game, Cousins also did a great job of heading to the foul line. He shot 20-of-22 from the strike, which is 90 percent. The reason why this is intriguing is because most centers in the NBA today are horrendous from the line.
Cousins sets himself apart due to his ability to shoot the ball. For the season, the All-Star center is shooting 77 percent from the line and he is getting there nine times a night.
The Sacramento Kings will take on the Houston Rockets tomorrow in the final road game of the trip. Will they win the game? Give us your predictions!
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